MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
Posted Oct 7, 2012 7:12 UTC (Sun) by khim
In reply to: MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
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Normal Linux is better than Android and therefore will have more chances.
What is "Normal Linux"? GNU/X/Linux? It had more chances five years ago. It squandered them all. Now it's only hope are patents and litigation and somehow I don't believe it'll help.
Patents or not patents - system wise Android is too crippled.
Why? What exactly is missing? Yes, years ago Android creators viewed Linux as "just a bag of drivers on the side" and have not considered it important enough: the goal was to create a platform where everything is in a bytecode and ARM hardware is not accessible to application programmers. Over time they realized their mistake and released NDK. If something else from "Normal Linux" will be good enough to have on this new platform - they can release it, too.
It can't compete with fully capable mobile Linux.
That's what UNIX workstation vendors said about Windows NT desktop twenty years ago. Today they all are dead and Linux is dead as a viable desktop platform, too. It survived on server and tries to return on desktop regularly, but once you've lost the market it's very hard to regain it back.
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